Celebrating Over 100 Years of Service


    1. John Ray Thacker
      John Ray Thacker


      CENTRAL CITY - John Ray Thacker, 51, of Central City, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10:15PM at Heartford House in Owensboro. Mr. Thacker was born November 5, 1962 in Pontiac, Michigan. He was a construction worker and member of Union Local 1392. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sue Dennison Thacker.Survivors include his ex-wife, Pat Thacker of Central City; son David Nathaniel Thacker of Central City; daughter Jessica Elizabeth... Read more

    2. Donald Ray "D.R." Sweeney
      Donald Ray "D.R." Sweeney


      GREENVILLE - Donald Ray "D.R." Sweeney, 76, of Greenville, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 9:15PM at his home. Mr. Sweeney was born July 3, 1937 in Muhlenberg County. He was a retired coal miner of 28 years, working as a heavy equipment operator for Amax Coal Co.; he was also a farmer and worked in oil fields for many years. He enjoyed collecting items of interest, running heavy equipment, and was a jack of all trades. He was preceded in... Read more

    3. Alvis  "Buddy" Willie Ford
      Alvis "Buddy" Willie Ford


      GREENVILLE- Alvis Willie Ford, 74, of Greenville, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at his residence in Greenville. He was born August 19, 1939 in Todd Co. worked in construction and as a coal miner, and was a member of Second Baptist Church, in Greenville. Survivors include his wife, Mary Claudine Grace Ford of Greenville, two daughters, Mary (Mike) Beadnell and Teresa (Red) Lee and two sons, Phillip (Bonnie) Ford and Tony (Jessi) Ford all of... Read more

    4. Ethel Elvie Schroader
      Ethel Elvie Schroader


      GREENVILLE - Ethel Evie Schroader, 82, of Greenville, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at 10:42 AM at Belle Meade Nursing Home. Mrs. Schroader was born April 25, 1931 in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Chapel Church. Survivors include her husband, Ellis Mitchell Schroader of Greenville; sister, Virginia Cook of Newburgh, IN; sister in laws, Thelma V. Cottrell of Drakesboro, Lavena Cottrell of Beechmont; and... Read more

    5. Ronnie Leonard Whitney
      Ronnie Leonard Whitney


      BELTON- Ronnie Leonard Whitney, 74, of Belton, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born December 13, 1939 in Muhlenberg County. Mr. Whitney was a coal miner and a member of Beechcreek Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Zula Whitney; sister, Brenda Deken; granddaughter Amanda Whitmer. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Baker Whitney of Belton; daughter,... Read more

    6. Mary Lou Burden
      Mary Lou Burden


      CENTRAL CITY - Mary Lou Burden, 58, of Central City, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:35PM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mrs. Burden was born April 27, 1955 in Greenville. She loved music, especially gospel music. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sonny and Mary Ewing; brother, Clifford Ewing; and sister Katherine Brooks.Survivors include her husband, Charles Burden; daughter Lisa Burden; grandchildren Tanner Jernigan and... Read more

    7. Edward J. Fortney
      Edward J. Fortney


      CENTRAL CITY - Edward J. Fortney, 83, of Central City, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:45PM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Fortney was born December 18, 1930 in Muhlenberg County. He was a coal miner with Gilbralter Coal Mines; worked for the railroad; worked for the Central City Police Dept.; and worked for the Greenville Police Dept., where he was formerly Chief of Police. He loved to play the guitar and sing, drawing, and art... Read more

    8. Troy Wayne France
      Troy Wayne France


      BREMEN - Troy Wayne France, 39, of Bremen, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:57AM at his home. Mr. France was born August 16, 1974 in Hopkins County. He worked in logging. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gail France.Survivors include his parents, Wayne and Kathy France of Bremen; sister Jennie France of Bremen; and niece MacKenzie Adams of Bremen.Graveside services will be Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00AM at... Read more

    9. Thomas Edward Lutz
      Thomas Edward Lutz


      CENTRAL CITY - Thomas Edward Lutz, 74, of Central City, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:26PM at Maple Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Lutz was born November 18, 1939 in Degonia, Indiana. He was a retired coal miner and member of New Life Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lutz.Survivors include his wife, Judith E. James Lutz; son Ben Lutz of Lexington; daughter Jane Deckovitch of New Orleans; grandchildren Alexis Lutz of... Read more

    10. Herman Alvis Tooley
      Herman Alvis Tooley


      CENTRAL CITY - Herman Alvis Tooley, 65, of Central City, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:00PM at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Tooley was born June 10, 1948 in Muhlenberg County.Survivors include his brothers, Alan (Vera) Tooley of Greenville and Jerry Mudd of Paducah; sister Dottie (Phillip) Baltz of Nashville; and nephew Glenn Sisk.Funeral services are private. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. ... Read more

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